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An organelle found in plants and algae that absorbs sunlight and uses it to drive the synthesis of organic compounds (sugars) from carbon dioxide and water Chloroplasts
A protective layer external to the plasma membrane in plant cells bacteria fungi and some protists; protects the cell and helps maintain its shape Cell Wall
A structure found in animal cells from which microtubules originate and that is important during cell division (contains two centrioles) Centrosome
The central vacuole is a cellular organelle found in plant cells. It is often the largest organelle in the cell. It is surrounded by a membrane and functions to hold materials and wastes. Central Vacuole
A narrow thread of cytoplasm that passes through the cell walls of adjacent plant cells that allows connections between them. Plasmodesma
A digestive organelle in eukaryotic cells; contains hydrolytic enzymes that digest engulfed food or damaged organelles Lysosome
The contents of a eukaryotic cell between the plasma membrane and the nucleus; consists of a semi-fluid medium and organelles; can also refer to the interior of a prokaryotic cell Cytoplasm
A cell structure consisting of RNA and protein organized into two subunits and functioning as the site of protein synthesis in the cytoplasm; in the eukaryotic cells the ribosomal subunits are constructed in the molecules Ribosomes
organelle composed of a double membrane that acts as the storehouse for most of a cell's DNA Nucleus
A bean-shaped organelle that supplies energy to the cell and has its own ribosomes and DNA Mitochondria
The thickest of the three main kinds of fibers making up the cytoskeleton of a eukaryotic cell; a hollow tube made of globular proteins called tubulins; found in cilia and flagella Microtubules
That portion of the endoplasmic reticulum with ribosomes attached that make membrane proteins and secretory proteins Rough ER
The portion of the endoplasmic reticulum that lacks ribosomes centrioles/ A small cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in cell division. Smooth ER
A small cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in cell division. Centrioles
A thin flexible layer around the cells of all living things; it's job is to separate the cytoplasm from the cell's surroundings Cell Membrane
A complex of vesicles and folded membranes within the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells, involved in secretion and intracellular transport. Golgi Body

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Mitosis and Meiosis Crossword

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The mitotic stage that follows metaphase; duplicated chromosomes separate at the centromere and migrate toward the mitotic centers. Anaphase
Reproduction involving only one parent Asexual reproduction
The part of a chromosome where the chromatids join together. Centromere
In animal cells, a cytoplasmic organelle that organizes the mitotic spindle fibers during cell reproduction. Centriole
One of the two strands that make up chromosomes seen in prophase and metaphase that have duplicated their DNA during interphase. Chromatid
An exchange of chromosomal material between homologous pairs that occurs during prophase 1 of meiosis. Crossing Over
Having two of each chromosome. Diploid
The only cells that undergo meiosis. Germ Cells
The actual number of different types of chromosomes a cell possesses. Haploid
The phase most cells spend 95% of their time in. Interphase
How sperm and egg cells are created. Meiosis
The stage of mitosis where duplicated chromosomes line up along the center of the mitotic spindle. Metaphase
The first stage of mitosis when the nuclear membrane is absorbed into the cell. Prophase
Body cells. Somatic
The last stage of mitosis when the chromosomes separate and the nuclear membrane reforms. Telophase
Microtubules visible during cell division that are involved in separating chromosomes. Spindle Fibers
The mitotic process that results int he formation of sperm cells. Spermatogenesis
The mitotic process that results in the formation of egg cells. Oogenesis
Cytoplasmic division that follows the division of the nucleus. Cytokinesis
One egg cell. Ovum

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Cell Organelle Crossword

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A specialized subunit within a cell that has a specific function, and is usually separately enclosed within its own membrane. Little organs within the cell. Organelle
Shaped like a bean, this cell organelle helps take food and manufacture energy from it. It is known as the powerhouse of the cell. The energy it makes is ATP. Mitochondria
An elongated or disc-shaped organelle containing chlorophyll. This is the site of photosynthesis. Chloroplast
The cell's "skeleton" of microtubules which gives it shape, strength, and the capacity for directed movement Cytoskeleton
The control center of the cell, it contains the hereditary information and carries the instructions for making proteins. Nucleus
The organelles where proteins are made from the translation of RNA strands. Ribosome
Jelly-like substance that makes up the matrix of the cell body. Cytoplasm
a double-layered membrane that surrounds the cell. Also called the plasma membrane, it regulates what enters and leaves the cell. Cell Membrane
known as the garbage men, contains digestive enzymes to breakdown worn out cell parts or destroy foreign invaders Lysosome
modifying, sorting and packaging of proteins for secretion. Golgi Body
membrane system of folded sacs and interconnected channels that serves as a site for protein and lipid synthesis Endoplasmic Reticulum
found in fungi, plants, and bacteria. It surrounds the cell membrane and aids in support and structure of the cell. Cell Wall
They can be used to contain cellular waste, isolate materials that may be harmful to the cell, or hold water for plants. They are very versatile in their function Vacuoles

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Cell organelles and functions Crossword

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Basic unit of a chemical element Atom
A group of atoms bonded together Molecule
the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, Cell
an organelle found in large numbers in most cells Mitochondria
the material or protoplasm within a living cell Cytoplasm
study of cell structure and function Cell biology
the semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell. Cell membrane
(in green plant cells) a plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place. Chloroplast
a dense organelle present in most eukaryotic cells Nucleus
any of a number of organized or specialized structures within a living cell. Organelles
single-celled organism which has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles Prokaryote
organism whose cells contain a nucleus surrounded by a membrane Eukaryote
a rigid layer of polysaccharides lying outside the plasma membrane of the cells of plants, fungi, and bacteria Cell wall
A sphere-shaped structure within the cytoplasm of a cell that is composed of RNA and protein and is the site of protein synthesis Ribosomes
a network of membranous tubules within the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell Endoplasmic Reticulum
It is another packaging organelle like the endoplasmic reticulum Golgi Complex
transport of materials within the cytoplasm. Vesicles
an organelle in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells containing degradative enzymes enclosed in a membrane. Lysosomes
Theory that states that cells are the basic units of structure and function in living organisms. Cell theory

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Cell Organelles Crossword

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This is the most outer lighting of the cell and it encloses all of the other cell organelles cellmembrane
This is a rigid layer that surrounds the plant cells. It is located on the outside of the cell membrane. cellwall
What is the fluid substance that fills the cell cytoplasm
This is a membrane bound organelle, and round in shape. most of the cells activities are directed by this nucleus
Darkly stained, is in the nucleus, and it aids in protein formation and RNA synthesis nucleolus
A porous double membrane layer surrounding the nucleus. nuclearmembrane
The semi-fluid inside the nucleus, contains genetic information and the nucleolus nucleoplasm
One of the largest organs of the cell, also known as the powerhouse of the cell mitochondria
They are found in the endoplasmic reticulum. The aid in the help of manufacturing proteins for the cell Ribosomes
Membrane bound organelles containing digestive enzymes. They break down waste products and detoxify the cell. lysosomes
small body located near the nucleus, centrioles are made here centrosome
a large network of interconnecting membrane tunnels. can sometimes be covered in ribsosmes to give it a "rough" appearance endoplasmicreticulum
Flattened stacks of membrane bound sacs. They function as a packaging unit golgiapparatus
These are organelles for storage. In plant cells they perform fuctions of secretion, excretion and storage Vacuoles
an elongated or disc-shaped organelle containing chlorophyll chloroplasts
Contains odiative enzymes, and helps with lipid destruction peroxisome
Hair like structures cilia
a network of fibers made of micro-tubule and micro-filament, give support and maintains shape of cell. cytoskeleton
microscopic channels which traverse plant cell walls and enables transport and communication plasmodesmata
Storage organelles, store starch for synthesis of fatty acids and terpenes plastids

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Plant cell crossword

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A phosphorylated nucleotide C10H16N5O13P3 composed of adenosine and three phosphate groups that supplies energy for many biochemical cellular processes? ATP
The semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell? Cell membrane
A rigid layer of polysaccharides lying outside the plasma membrane of the cells of plants, fungi, and bacteria? Cell wall
Organelle near the nuclease that contains centrioles and spindle fibers develop in cell division? Centrosome
A green pigment responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis? Chlorophyll
A plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place? Chloroplast
The protoplasm within a living cell, without the nucleus? Cytoplasm
An organelle in eukaryotic cells that stores and modifies proteins for specific functions and then transports them to other parts of the cell? Golgi body
An organelle found in large amounts in most cells, in which the biochemical processes of respiration and energy occur? Mitochondrion
The double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell? Nuclear membrane
Rounded body within the nucleus of a cell? Nucleolus
A central part about which other parts are grouped or gathered? Nucleus
Small particle that consist of RNA and associated proteins, found in large numbers in the cytoplasm of living cells? Ribosome
Network of tubular membranes within the cytoplasm of the cell? (abbreviation) RER
An organelle found in both animal cells and plant cells. An organelle is a sub-unit within a cell that has a specialized function? (abbreviation) SER
A space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell? Vacuole

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Plant Cells and Animal Cells Crossword

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semi-fluid material inside the plasma membrane cytoplasm
large, membrane bound storage compartment vacuole
capture and convert light energy to chemical energy in plant cells chloroplast
thick, rigid mesh of fibers outside the plasma membrane; protects and gives support to plant cells cell wall
tail-like structure that aids in locomotion and eating flagellum
microtubules that play a role in cell division centriole
hair-like structures that aid in locomotion and sweep substances along surfaces cilium
converts fuel particles into usable energy; has an outer and inner membrane mitochondrion
make proteins ribosome
directs cell processes; contains the cell's DNA nucleus
part of the nucleus that makes ribosomes nucleolus
membrane system of folded sacs that are the site for making proteins and lipid endoplasmic reticulum
flattened stack of membranes that packages proteins for redistribution outside the cell golgi aparatus
flexible boundary that controls movement of substances into and out of the cell plasma membrane
supporting network of long, thin protein fibers that form a framework for the cell; supports organelles cytoskeleton
vescicles that digest excess organelles, bacteria, and food particles lysosome
basic structural unit of life cell
cell's genetic material DNA
________ cells without a nucleus or other membrane bound organells prokaryotic
________ cells contain a nucleus and membrane bound organelles eukaryotic

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Cell Parts Crossword

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the basic structural unit of all living things cell
a specialized part of a cell having some specific function made of macromolecules organelle
A single-celled or multicellular organism whose cells contain a membrane-bound nucleus eukaryote
organism not enclosed in a nucleus. Bacteria and archaeans are this prokaryote
an organelle in the cytoplasm of cells that produces energy mitochondria
the semipermeable membrane enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell cell membrane
the definite boundary that is part of plant cells and not in animal cells cell wall
a double membrane, and found in most living eukaryotic cells, directing their growth, metabolism, and reproduction, and functioning in the transmission of genic characters nucleus
particles in the cytoplasm of cells, either free or attached to the endoplasmic reticulum, that contain RNA and protein and are the site of protein synthesis ribosome
The membrane network in cytoplasm that is composed of tubules that carry ribosomes on their surfaces some are rough while others are smooth. endoplasmic reticulum
a cell organelle containing enzymes that digest particles lysosome
contains chlorophyll and other pigments, occurrs in plants and algae that carry out photosynthesis chloroplast
a complex of vesicles and folded membranes within the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells, involved in secretion and intracellular transport golgi apparatus
jelly like substance between the cell membrane and the nucleus cytoplasm
enables many protozoa, bacteria, spermatozoa to move about / swim about the cell flagellum
providing locomotion to protozoans and moving liquids along internal tissues in animals cilia

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Parts of a Cell Crossword

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the thin layer of protein and fat that surrounds the cell. The cell membrane is semipermeable, allowing some substances to pass into the cell and blocking others. Cell membrane
A small body located near the nucleus - it has a dense center and radiating tubules. The centrosomes is where microtubules are made. During cell division (mitosis), the centrosome divides and the two parts move to opposite sides of the dividing cell. The centriole is the dense center of the centrosome. Centosome
the jellylike material outside the cell nucleus in which the organelles are located. cytoplasm
a flattened, layered, sac-like organelle that looks like a stack of pancakes and is located near the nucleus. It produces the membranes that surround the lysosomes. The Golgi body packages proteins and carbohydrates into membrane-bound vesicles for "export" from the cell. Golgi body
round organelles surrounded by a membrane and containing digestive enzymes. This is where the digestion of cell nutrients takes place. lysosomes
spherical to rod-shaped organelles with a double membrane. The inner membrane is infolded many times, forming a series of projections (called cristae). The mitochondrion converts the energy stored in glucose into ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for the cell. mitochondrion
the membrane that surrounds the nucleus. nuclear membrane
an organelle within the nucleus - it is where ribosomal RNA is produced. Some cells have more than one nucleolus. nucleolus
spherical body containing many organelles, including the nucleolus. The nucleus controls many of the functions of the cell (by controlling protein synthesis) and contains DNA (in chromosomes). The nucleus is surrounded by the nuclear membrane. nucleus
small organelles composed of RNA-rich cytoplasmic granules that are sites of protein synthesis. ribosomes
(rough ER) a vast system of interconnected, membranous, infolded and convoluted sacks that are located in the cell's cytoplasm (the ER is continuous with the outer nuclear membrane). Rough ER is covered with ribosomes that give it a rough appearance. Rough ER transports materials through the cell and produces proteins in sacks called cisternae (which are sent to the Golgi body, or inserted into the cell membrane). endoplasmic reticulum
fluid-filled, membrane-surrounded cavities inside a cell. The vacuole fills with food being digested and waste material that is on its way out of the cell. vacuole

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Cell Organelles Crossword

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A membrane bound structure that is the basic unit of life cell
The lipid bilayr that forms the outer boundary of the cell Cell Membrane
A rigid structure that surrounds the cells of plants and most bacteria Cell wall
A jelly-like substance that hold the cell organelles together Cytoplasm
Known as the "skeleton" of the cell; network of long protein strands in the cytosol that helps support the cell Cytoskeleton
A system of membranes that modifies and packages proteins for export by the cell Golgi apparatus
Powerhouse of the cell; produces energy (ATP) from oxygen and sugar (cellular respiration) Mitochondria
An organelle containing digestive enzymes Lysosomes
The organelle where ribosomes are made, synthesized and partially assembled, located in the nucleus Nucleolus
The organelle that contains the DNA and controls the processes of the cell Nucleus
An organelle that functions in the synthesis of proteins Ribosome
Stores water and nutrients for the cell; very large in plant cells Vacuole
A membrane bound sac that contains materials involved in transport of the cell Vesicle
An internal membrane system in which components of cell membrane and some proteins are constructed Endoplasmic Reticulum
whip-like tails found in one-celled organisms to aid movement Flagella
One of several bodies with a specialized function that is suspended in the cytosol of the cell; small organs Organelle
A double membrane that surrounds the nucleus in the cell Nuclear envelope

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Cells Answer Key Crossword

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The basic building blocks of all living things. Cell
A group of similar cells that live and work together Tissues
A collection of tissues joined in a structural unit to serve a common function. Organ
A group of organs that work together to perform one or more functions. Organ System
An individual life form. Organism
Surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell and gives the cell structure and support. Cell Membrane
A gel-like substance inside the cell that contains all the cell parts and organelles. Cytoplasm
A group of tissues that work together to perform a specialized function or functions. Organelles
Molecules that contain all the genetic material and traits for each organism. DNA
Molecules are single stranded nucleic acids composed of nucleotides. RNA
A type of plastid that contains chlorophyll which is where photosynthesis takes place. Chloroplast
An organelle that modifies,sorts,and packs molecules and stores or sends it when needed. Golgi Complex
Often known as the "powerhouses" of the cell, this organelle generates energy for the cell through cellular respiration.​This means it takes in nutrients from the cell, breaks it down, and turns it into energy. Mitochondria
An organelle in both plant and animal cells that provides support and participates in a variety of cellular functions including storage, protection, and growth. Vacuole
Sacs of enzymes that digest food, water, and waste Lysosomes
Extensive network of membranes composed of both regions with ribosomes (rough ER) and regions without ribosomes (smooth ER). Endoplasmic Reticulum
Tiny structures bound by a membrane that contain enzymes that produce hydrogen peroxide as a by-product. Peroxisomes
The outermost covering of a cell that protects the cell and gives it shape & support. Cell Wall
Multicellular organism Eukaryote
Unicellular organism Prokaryote
Organisms made up of only one cell Unicellular Organisms
Organisms made up of two or more cells Multicellular Organisms
Chemical compound that contains carbon atoms. Organic Compound
Molecules that allow organisms to transfer genetic info from one generation to the next. There are two types of nucleic acids: DNA and RNA. Nucleic Acid
Consisting of RNA and proteins, they are responsible for protein production and assembly. Ribosomes
A substance made entirely of one type of atom. Element
The smallest unit of a substance that maintains the properties of that substance. Atom
Membrane bound structure that contains the cell's hereditary information and DNA. Also controls all of the cells activities. Nucleus
A membrane which surrounds the genetic material and nucleus in eukaryotic cells. Nuclear Membrane
A structure inside the cell nucleus that rewrites ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and combine it with proteins, results in the formation of incomplete ribosomes. Nucleolus
Tubelike structures that aid in cell division and Celiogenesis, are generally are found close to the nucleus Centrioles
A theory that descibes the basic characteristics of all cells and organisms. It is one if the foundational ideas of modern biology Cell Theory

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